Tue, Jan 22 2013: IN SOLITUDE
IN SOLITUDE’s self-titled debut album is hitting North American shops today! Reissued in a remastered edition with two bonus tracks, this cult opus is available in your local store on CD, double gatefold LP with poster and digital download card, and merchandise items.
It seems paradoxical that Swedish kids play the finest vintage Heavy Metal, but this is exactly what IN SOLITUDE do. When the band recorded their eponymous debut in 2008, singer Pelle “Hornper” Åhman was only 16 years old. Yet IN SOLITUDE were already founded in 2002. Astonishingly, their frontman acts and performs like a veteran on stage. The Swedes have by now been invited to every major festival in Europe ranging from prestigious underground events like Hole in the Sky via the trend setting Roadburn to the giant Wacken Open Air by virtue of their passionate and mind blowing shows. IN SOLITUDE get them all as their virtuous riffing draws deep from the historic roots of BLACK SABBATH, MERCYFUL FATE or IRON MAIDEN, while infusing the occult and spiritual touch of Black Metal.
On other news, MOUNTAIN GOATS covered “The Monolith”, a number from ‘In Solitude’, during a live show. You can watch the performance on YouTube.
‘In Solitude’ is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop in the above formats, as well as on slipcase CD and t-shirt + CD or LP bundles.